Healed from Crohns Disease

Emma - Perth, Scotland

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When I was about 8 or 9 years old I was diagnosed with an inflammatory bowel disease called Crohns. This disease causes the immune system to attack the digestive system and I was told at the time that it was incurable. Over the years I have been on all sorts of different medication such as steroids and have had all the associated tests to try and find a way to control the symptoms. I finally had to have part of my small intestine removed, but this didn’t stop the disease from returning.

In my first year of University, I became very ill and had to take several months out as I basically couldn’t get out of bed. The symptoms eventually lightened and I could return to my studies but the problems and disruption it caused was something I was worried would happen again. I felt like my life was controlled by this disease.

In my second year, around October, the symptoms started to return and I was terrified. I spoke about this to a friend, who I have known since Sixth Form, and by then had been saved and was part of the Assembly. She suggested I pray to the Lord to take away the pain and other symptoms. I had been sceptical to say the least about her new faith but, as she rightly pointed out, what did I have to lose? The next time I was in desperate pain I prayed. As soon as the words had left my mouth I felt the pain disappearing.

The next time I was in desperate pain I prayed. As soon as the words had left my mouth I felt the pain disappearing.

“O LORD my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me.” PSALM 30:2

This was the beginning of my conversion and by the following July I was baptised and had received the Holy Spirit. Without the desperate situation I was in, I would have never turned to the Lord.

About a month later, while I was staying with my friend in Scotland, my symptoms came back again. This was devastating to me and I couldn’t understand why, after having been saved, I was going through this. I was fortunate enough to have my friend with me and so we prayed for healing and to know what to do. The Lord showed me while I was praying to fast for three days and so this is what I did. My symptoms became manageable and then slowly dissipated. In this time I spoke to a Pastor in the church about my diet and the Lord’s view on this. I was then told about the Daniel Fast which has been used to help all sorts of problems. This seemed like a logical thing to undertake, and was the beginning of a month of eating only natural, plant based food. It was a struggle but I started to feel healthier than I had in years. By doing the Daniel Fast I went completely against medical advice and am happy to say, since then, I have had no returning symptoms.

The Lord didn’t just cure me straight away; He used my disease to bring me to the truth and to teach me. He taught me about diet and fasting, healing and faith and perhaps the biggest thing, that He uses bad situations to bring you closer to Him. This whole episode was difficult and emotional but I am so thankful to have gone through it, as I now have a first-hand experience and testimony of His power and mercy. He never gave up on me even when I accused Him of it, which shows just how blessed we are to be His. You have to trust Him that He has a plan and the awful things only happen to lead you to greater blessings.

“For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts” ISAIAH 55:9

Comments

Please pray for my son who has Chrohn disease, suffers from childhood for 34 years, was close to death many times, had a few operations
I suffer from kidney failure, blindness and other problems, in need of a house.
Pray for my children to be saved. My niece needs salvation and deliverance from mental problems

Pls pray for me Sir.i need the healing power of God in me.i had very fatal accident but to glory of God i had no injury.Few months after my accident i am having serious neurological symptoms.xray show my spine is narrowing in l4 and l5.I have severe burning sensatiob in my leg.i have stomach chronic ulcer with GERD and have funny stool colour.I rededicated my life to christ after my accidnt and have been seeibg God help in ny life.i need to be healed of all these problem.I will glorify God with joy and thank giving.

Dear Iko,

How are things, now? I have been praying for you, since I saw your comment.

Dear Emma, God bless you for sharing your wonderful healing testimony by faith. I am going through pain in my lower abdomen for years and am on a very clean diet but the symptoms seem to come on and off. Your testimony encourages me just to trust and believe what Jesus can do for our healing, especially when everything else has failed.
Thank you for sharing.

Dear Emma,
I am so encouraged to read your story. I am passionate about spreading the news that sickness and disease CAN be healed through clean nutrition and natural methods (fasting, exercise etc) and through the power of Jesus. I have worked in the NHS for 22 years and I know that people need to hear this message more now than ever. Thank you for sharing your story.
Blessings, Alice

Emma,

I suffered from ulcerative colitis, which is basically the sister disease of Crohns but affects only the colon. Unfortunately I recently became very ill and had to have surgery to remove my entire colon and now have an ostomy. I have about 5 cm of rectum remaining (which is the very end of the colon) and I have been praying earnestly for the last 4 months for God to give me a miracle and regrow/restore my entire colon so that the surgeons can reconnect my digestive system and my body will be whole and healthy and normal again. Can you please pray for me and give me any advice you may have? Thank you!

Hi Emma
I read your testimony and thought to share a book I read by Bruce vannatta, I don't know if you have heard of Him? He wrote a book about miracles as he was saved from death after being crushed by a truck. His digestive tract was damaged and another pastor prayed for him and his colon grew back. Hope this helps. God bless.

Emma my son has Crohn's and I thank you for your info on this nasty disease.he almost died trying to doctor himself. He loves The Lord, so please keep him in your prayers. His name is John. He has 3children and a wonderful God fearing wife who has stuck by him through all this. Thank you Barbara God bless you!!

Hi Barbara, I'm glad to be of some help. This disease can be draining for the sufferer and for those around who feel helpless. God will strengthen you and fight for you. We are quite useless without Him so handing everything over to Him is the surest way to victory. Keep praying as a family and God will guide you through. In His love, Emma.

please pray for me i have many health issues. i know he will heal me from all these symptons. The best is yet to come for me. iam waiting for him.
God bless joen
australia

Of course I will. Never take your eyes off our Lord as our circumstances can trick us and make us doubt but His word will strengthen you to cope with whatever you may be facing... and you are never facing them alone. Love in Him, Emma.

I was healed of one neurological disease years ago and now it looks like I might have another one to be healed of. The neurologist I saw recently said he believes I have early signs of Parkinson's disease!! Yikes~~~I need prayer for healing I have been standing by faith & try Written Word of God daily confessing it over myself plus now I have just begun a fast that I felt the Lord has lead me to do!!I love to serve the Lord and need to be healed & whole to do so. When I mention fasting & prayer to other believers they try to convince me that I should
not believe for healing! I just need support from others who trust GOD FOR the super-natural with me. I love the Lord with all of my have.

Fasting is amazingly healthy if done properly and acts like a system reboot. God does not lie and He has promised full healing... so it's yours. Sometimes it takes a while because we have to learn something on the way, so ask the Lord to show you. If your will is in line with God's will, nothing in this world can stop you!! Love in Him, Emma.

Hello Emma! I would like to thank you for sharing your personal story; it is very inspiring. I am 28 yrs old and I've been experiencing debilitating joint pain every day for the past month. My doctor told me that I tested slightly positive for rheumatoid arthritis; however, the pain is not exactly "slight." He told me to see a rheumatalogist, but I refuse to for 2 reasons, 1)they will automatically put me on steroids, 2)my job. I work in law enforcement and my job is very demanding. If they find out of my conditions, they will certainly force me off the job. This concerns me because I have an 8yr old son and a husband who rely on my job as it provides steady income and health insurance for all of us. I've been a Christian for almost 4 years and I'm having a hard time understanding why God is allowing me to suffer this way knowing that my job is at stake. Additionally, I'm having a hard time praying for healing. I don't know the right way to pray for healing and I desperately want Jesus to heal me. Please pray for me.

Hello Michelle all it takes is to BELIEVE Jesus to heal you. Look up for healing scriptures in the bible or google for these scriptures, use them to pray day and night and believe God to heal you. I will send you a note with scriptures in regards to healing or alternatively just go on our website and check what is says from the Word of God in the Health and Healing section. There are plenty of faith building scriptures and promises from God.

I recently inhaled some insect fogger and have noticed definite pains that I know are associated with this event. Since the symptoms didn't show up right away my doctor hasn't grasped yet what I'm going through. I am very afraid for what this could cause later. I have read many testimonies where events like this have caused people to get closer to God, and I can definitely say that is the case with me. I read in Matthew where the leper asked Jesus "If you are willing please make me clean" Jesus said "I am willing", and healed the leper. That passage has been a real hope for me that God can take this poison from my body. It has become my daily prayer. I don't want to subject my wife and daughter to lose their Dad over such a stupid mistake on my part. After reading many people's testimonies about their healing, I do have the faith that he can move in my body. I feel like he has already moved in my life.

Hi Eddie, Greetings from Sydney.

I just read your comment and want to encourage you in your battle. If Jesus died for our sins and transgressions, he certainly died for our mistakes.

1 PETER 2:24: Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.

From the story of the 10 lepers in Luke 17 we learn that it is not just a case of "if Jesus is willing to heal". An active approach from our side is required. We have to come to Jesus, thank Him and give him the glory of the healing. People have lost their healing because they forgot who is the Healer.

LUKE 17:11-19: And it came to pass, as he went to Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off: And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us. And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed. And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan. And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine? There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger. And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole.

You see, only after that one leper went back to Jesus the our healing is 100%. There are awesome information sheets about healing on this site which are highly recommended. I have also been reading a book from Don Gosset: "There's Dynamite in Praise", which starts with an awesome testimony about a young lady with a depression but then discovers the power of real praise. (ISBN 978-0-88368-644-7)

God bless, Marty

Hi Cynthia, of course I will help pray for your husband and daughter. I know it can seem like there is only darkness and no hope but our God has overcome the world and taken away all sickness. "Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up..." James 5:14,15. The Lord has this whole situation in control, He will heal them, never doubt that. The pain you feel, He feels too and wants to take it away so keep your eyes on Him and stay strong. Much love, Emma

please help me pray for my daughter, for my husband and my daughter so that my prayers for healing will be garnted please help me pray

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